ܒܩܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the root ܒ-ܩ (IPA(key): /b-q/) related to being worm-eaten or rotten. Compare Akkadian baqqu[Cuneiform needed] and Arabic بَقّ (baqq, bug).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [bɑqɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [bɑqe(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܒܩܐ (transliteration neededm (plural ܒܩܐ)

  1. gnat, mosquito

Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

  • "bq" in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, p. 36a
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, p. 52b
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, p. 176b